In today’s True North update, an article by Angela Chagnon details how Vermont legislators are struggling to understand Obamacare:
“This is ridiculously complicated,” said Robin Lunge, an attorney with the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Healthcare Administration (BISHCA), shortly after she began trying to explain how the new national health care law works to the House Health Care Committee.
I do not see why they even bother. Since a ruling by the Florida federal judge in Florida that it is unconstitutional, some states have decided to simply ignore Obamacare:
“For Wisconsin, the federal health-care law is dead,” Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in a statement, unless Judge Vinson’s decision is stayed by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Florida Governor Rick Scott said he had no intention of wasting “time and money” executing the for-now defunct law, and his insurance commissioner returned a $1 million federal assistance grant. Idaho will also freeze implementation, and we hope the remaining 23 states will join the rejectionists.
It does make any sense to spend any more time or money on this fiasco until its constitutionally is firmly established. Until then we should simply join the resistance.